Buzdar suspends Gujranwala deputy commissioner

The CM was irked by poor cleanliness at Gujranwala Teaching Hospital

Our Correspondent January 13, 2019

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has ordered the removal of Gujranwala deputy commissioner, Gujranwala Development Authority (GDA) director general and Gujranwala Teaching Hospital CEO over negligence in duty and corruption complaints.

Buzdar, on Saturday, visited Gujranwala and Hafizabad to review cleanliness situation. He visited District Police Lines, Teaching Hospital, Gujranwala Development Authority, Model Police Station and Gujranwala Institute of Leather Technology and expressed annoyance over poor cleanliness situation. He ordered the immediate removal of the Gujranwala deputy commissioner over negligence in duty.

The chief minister also ordered the suspension of the GDA director general over complaints of corruption in the authority during the tenure of the previous government. He directed an investigation into the corruption complaints by the Chief Minister’s Inspection Team.

During the visit of the Gujranwala Teaching Hospital, he inspected trauma centre, gynaecology ward and other departments of the hospital. While taking immediate notice of the complaints of some of the patients about the treatment facilities, he directed the hospital administration to provide them medical facilities and ordered the removal of the Health CEO from his post.

He said the cleanliness arrangements should be improved in hospitals and damaged ceiling should be repaired. He said the emergency building should be extended keeping in view rush of patients and the number of operation theatres should also be increased. “The shortage of doctors and nurses should be overcome and the process of setting up of the new ward of 100 beds should be reviewed,” he said.

He said a new package was being introduced for specialists and anaesthetists. He also asked the doctors and nurses about their problems and assured them to resolve their problems.

In the District Police Lines, he visited the memorial of martyrs and paid tribute to the sacrifices of the martyrs. He said those who sacrificed their today for the sake of the peaceful tomorrow were the real heroes of the nation. He said the peace in the country is the result of their sacrifices. He also planted a sampling in the District Police Lines and prayed for the success of the tree plantation drive.



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